Virgin Songs

Alice Shields

About this work:
Three songs for soprano and keyboard, in medieval Catalan. Based on a 13th century song from the mystery play of Elche (Spain), on the death and Assumption of the Virgin Mary. Text in medieval Catalan and translation into English: Ay! Trista vida corporal! (Sad is this earthly life,) Ah mon cruel de sigual, (my cruel fate,} Trista de mi, (my sadness,) Yo que fare (And yet I can do nothing.) Lo meu car Fil, (O my dear son,) Quant lo veure? (when shall I see thee again?)
Version: mezzo-soprano & keyboard
Year composed: 1993
Duration: 00:09:00
Ensemble type: Voice, Solo or With Chamber or Jazz Ensemble:Solo Voice with Keyboard
Instrumentation: 1 Soprano
Instrumentation notes: soprano, keyboard
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